At this stage, you should have established the ECE components (strategies, activities, indicators and targets) in the Education Sector Plan (ESP), the operational plan and the ESP Results Framework.
Section 5 focuses on supporting the monitoring and review of the implementation of the ECE components across the different moments of the Education Sector Plan (ESP) monitoring and evaluation cycle (please see Figure 1).
At the different points of the M&E cycle, different types of reviews are required, each with specific purposes and backed by specific reports. MOOC Module 5 (p. 12) provides an overview of the key aspects of these different types of review processes and reports (including information on when it takes place, the purpose, the content, the responsible entity, the target audience, and ECE considerations). These review processes are usually outlined in the Results Framework or ESP Monitoring and Evaluation Plan (“M&E Plan”). For more background information on the monitoring and evaluation process for the Education Sector Plan (ESP) in general, please see MOOC Module 5 (p. 9-20).
Section 5 helps you to plan for regular data collection and analysis in order to engage meaningfully in the different types of review processes according to the Results Framework or M&E Plan. Using this Section’s tools will prepare you to report on ECE-specific progress towards achieving ECE goals in the Education Sector Plan (ESP).
Please note that, at this time, this Section currently only has one tool to support you with engaging in annual review processes such as a joint sector review (JSR) of the education sector. This tool may also be relevant and helpful to support you with engaging with other types of review processes (for example, mid-term review and final review and evaluation). In the next phase of development of this toolkit (in 2021-2022) as part of the KIX Initiative, further implementation-focused (including review and reporting processes) guidance and tools may be added.
For now, this Section 5 intends to support the ECE TWG with planning in advance – at the time of finalizing the Education Sector Plan (ESP), operational plan and Results Framework – for forthcoming sector reporting and review processes. Using your operational plan and Results Framework as the basis, it is important to have an idea of:
- which ECE data will be collected;
- when it will be collected;
- who will consolidate the data;
- who will analyze the data; and
- to whom the analysis will be reported.
The tool in Section 5 may be used beyond the Education Sector Plan (ESP) development process. It may be relevant in ECE programme implementation and review processes or for consolidating and reporting data for other efforts such as, but not limited to: multi-sectoral government and development partner review processes, donor reporting purposes, transitional education planning reviews and/or cluster strategy reviews / “moment of reflection” reviews in humanitarian crises.
Section 5 Objectives
The overall objective for Section 5 is for ECE data to be consolidated, reported and regularly reviewed to determine progress of the implementation of the ECE components so that any necessary adjustments to these components can be made.
To achieve this objective, the following action should take place:
This action will help stakeholders understand how they should plan to consolidate, report, and analyze/review data on the ECE indicators and corresponding targets that were included in the operational plan and Education Sector Plan (ESP) Results Framework. The results will then inform the ECE subsector’s contributions to the annual review processes. The aim is to enhance (a) ECE engagement in sector-wide reviews, (b) transparency on ECE progress made, (c) areas for improvement, and (d) accountability for ECE components of ESP’s implementation.
Section 5 Tools
This section has one tool – using it will help ECE TWG stakeholders consolidate, review and report ECE data to determine progress of the implementation of the ECE components so that any necessary adjustments to the ECE components can be made.